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Senior Manufacturing Design Engineer



Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term.

Recent awards we’ve won include:

Great Place To Work Certified™ 2023

Best Place to Work by Built In 2023

Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2023

Deloitte Fast 500 Companies

IoT Analytics Company of the Year in 2022’s IoT Breakthrough Winners

We see a profound opportunity for data to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of operations, and hope you consider joining us on this exciting journey.

About the role:

Samsara is seeking a senior manufacturing engineer to manage our manufacturing processes at our joint design manufacturing partners. They will be responsible for the development and qualifications of assembly & testing processes, as well as implementation of quality controls across the supply chain in support of launch and success of our hardware product portfolio. They will work end to end in the product lifecycle - from concept, develop, through sustaining and end of life. The ME will work closely with hardware & software engineering, as well as our operations teams on day to day activities and organizational goals. Ideal candidates will be adaptable, approach unstructured problems with curiosity while finding solutions, and communicate status to the working and leadership teams.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper growth environment.
  • You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.
  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-caliber team that will encourage you to do your best.

Click here to learn about what we value at Samsara.

In this role, you will:

  • Spearhead the development of manufacturing processes at the factory to drive line qualification, manufacturing test metrics, and rigorous validation plans for high volume production
  • Collaborate with Engineering teams on system-level design for manufacturability (DFM), identifying and mitigating process risks early in development
  • Drive factory health metrics including yield, throughput, RMA rate expectations
  • Unlock factory optimizations through lean, six sigma, cycle time studies to unlock highest efficiency
  • Develop and implement testing & quality control plans to ensure compliance to product specifications, throughout our supply base
  • Focus on continuous improvement through manufacturing sustaining until end of life
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 10+ years of experience in high volume electronics industry
  • Degree in electrical, mechanical, manufacturing engineering or equivalent
  • Solid technical background in factory operation management, manufacturing process engineering, manufacturing test engineering and quality management
  • Demonstrated ability to own Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA), as well as 8-D problem solving
  • Experience with electro-mechanical product design and assembly, including CAD, tolerance analysis, and test engineering (power, optical, RF, etc)
  • Experience with EE/FW system architectures, wireless device design, and/or optical system performance
  • Ability to travel to manufacturing partners up to 10%
  • Exhibited ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and drive independent work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, etc. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.



Full time employees receive an above market total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.

Flexible Working

At Samsara, we have adopted a flexible way of working, enabling teams and individuals to do their best work, regardless of where they’re based. We value in-person collaboration and know a change of scenery and quiet space to work is welcomed from time to time, but also appreciate that the world of work has changed. Our offices remain open for those who prefer to collaborate or work in-office, but we also encourage fully remote applicants. As most roles are not required to be in the office, we are able to hire remotely where Samsara has an established presence. If a role is required to be in a certain location and candidates do not have work authorization for that location, Samsara will conduct an immigration assessment. If the role is not required to be in a specific location, Samsara will move forward with the remote location that works best for the business. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company.

Please note: Samsara does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Samsara employees.